Deadlock at ANC conference

2012-12-17 08:22

The ANC's national conference adjourned overnight without having held scheduled nominations for its top six posts after several provincial secretaries refused to sign off on the credentials report for conference.

The deadlock, which was reached after several hours of discussion, was reached around 1am, at which time conference was adjourned overnight.

While the detail of the breakdown is not yet clear, the credentials report in essence determines the voting eligibility of the delegates from the provinces. Given the hotly contested nominations conferences in some provinces, the matter was always going to be the cause of fierce debate.

The conference will resume this morning.

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